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March 12, 2020

Airlines call on Boris Johnson for green light for take off within weeks

Bosses from leading UK airlines have urged the Prime Minister to give them the green light for international travel within weeks..

Governments LGBT advisory panel disbanded

The Government’s LGBT advisory panel has been disbanded, Downing Street confirmed..

Manchester Arena bomber had a bit of a swagger mother tells attack inquiry

A mother has described Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi walking with a “swagger” moments before he murdered 22 innocent bystanders and injured hundreds of others..

Estimated 13 million of Englands at risk yet to take up jab offer

Around 1.3 million vulnerable people are yet to take up the offer of a Covid-19 jab, according to new estimates..

David Camerons Greensil Capital statement in full

Here is the full statement from David Cameron.

Celeste Performing at virtual Baftas a unique opportunity

Brit Award winner Celeste has described performing to an empty Royal Albert Hall at the Bafta film awards as a “unique opportunity”..

Newborn baby found dead in supermarket car park

Police are trying to find the mother of a newborn baby who has been found dead on a supermarket car park..

The Duke of Edinburgh was the person to whom the Queen could unburden herself Sir John Major has said

The Duke of Edinburgh was the person to whom the Queen could “unburden herself”, Sir John Major has said..

Gun salutes to be fired across UK to mark death of Philip

Gun salutes marking the death of the Duke of Edinburgh are to take place across the UK, in Gibraltar and at sea..

Royal Mint had a long and close relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh

A boss at the Royal Mint said the organisation had enjoyed a “long and close relationship” with the Duke of Edinburgh..

Royal drama The Crown deeply saddened by death of Duke of Edinburgh

The makers of royal drama The Crown have said they are “deeply saddened” by the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh..

People flock to Buckingham Palace to pay respects to Philip

Crowds flocking to the gates of Buckingham Palace to pay respects to the Duke of Edinburgh show “what the monarchy really means to people”, according to one..

Sport governing bodies pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh

The Premier League and other sports competitions will pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh this weekend following his death at the age of 99..

Queens deep sorrow as beloved husband Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

The Queen is grieving for her beloved husband the Duke of Edinburgh who has died aged 99..

Political leaders unite in tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

Political leaders from across the spectrum have paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh after his death at the age of 99..

Flags to fly at half mast until morning after Duke of Edinburghs funeral

Flags will fly at half mast on UK Government buildings in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh from now until the morning after his funeral..

Holyrood election campaigning suspended as tributes paid to Duke of Edinburgh

Scotland’s major political parties have suspended campaigning for the Holyrood election following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh..

Longest serving consort in British history

The Duke of Edinburgh gave a lifetime of royal service to the country and was the Queen’s beloved companion for more than 70 years..

The only man who treated the Queen as another human being

She was the Queen, but the Duke of Edinburgh never shied away from telling his wife exactly what was what..

Queen losing her rock

The loss of her beloved husband will be one of the most traumatic things the Queen has ever had to face..

DoE Award will be Philips greatest legacy says adventurer

Philip’s greatest legacy will be the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, according to adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams..

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in N Ireland

Rioters have been blasted with a water cannon by police as unrest stirred on the streets of Northern Ireland once more..

Sunak confirms Camerons lobbying activities over Greensill Capital

Rishi Sunak “pushed” officials to explore an alternative plan that could have helped a firm David Cameron was lobbying for, according to new documents..

NI Secretary challenges Loyalist Communities Council to condemn violence

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has challenged the Loyalist Communities Council (LCC) to publicly condemn recent violence across the region..

Tiger Woods car crash caused by excessive speed

Police looking into the cause of Tiger Woods’ car crash say the 15-time major winner was travelling at between 84-87 miles per hour at the time of the accident..

Manchester Arena and Parsons Green terrorists refuse to attend court

Manchester Arena plotter Hashem Abedi and Parsons Green Tube bomber Ahmed Hassan have been told they may be “forced” to attend court after refusing to leave their jail cells.

Gareth Southgate heads back to Middlesbrough for Englands Euro 2020 warm ups

England will prepare for their shot at European Championship glory in Middlesbrough..

Gavin Williamson launches drive against poor school behaviour

The Education Secretary has launched a push against bad behaviour in schools following a pandemic year which has “inevitably” affected pupils’ discipline..

Comedy club cancels pilot event over Covid 19 vaccine passport confusion

A comedy club has pulled out of a trial to test how venues can operate safely after it said the Government failed to clarify whether it would involve Covid-19 vaccine passports.

OxfordAstraZeneca jab trial in children paused

The trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in children has been paused while regulators investigate reports of a rare form of blood clot among adults..

Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter dies aged 54 after brain tumour diagnosis

Friday Night Dinner and Chernobyl actor Paul Ritter has died at the age of 54, his agent has said..

Man due in court over causing death of two week old boy

A 34-year-old man is due before magistrates charged with causing the death of a two-week-old boy who was struck by a car..

Warning over possible third wave as UK continues on road map out of lockdown

There could be a “resurgence” of Covid-19 infections as the country continues on its route out of lockdown, experts have warned..

Around 2000 Peacocks jobs saved in rescue deal

Collapsed fashion chain Peacocks has been saved by a senior executive with backing from an international consortium, it has been announced..

England coach Shaun Wane names unchanged squad ahead of first training session

England coach Shaun Wane has named an unchanged 35-man squad ahead of his first training session..

Captain Sir Tom Moores family call on people to back 100 challenge

The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore are encouraging people to celebrate his spirit of generosity by taking on their own “Captain Tom 100” charity challenge..

Missing teens mother told description of body found by police matches his

Richard Okorogheye’s mother has reportedly been told the body found by police in Epping Forest on Monday matches his description..

PM warns against complacency as England prepares for next step out of lockdown

Shops, hairdressers and pub beer gardens will reopen from April 12 in England but people must not be complacent..

Convicted money launderer ordered to pay back 63000

A money launderer who set up a bar in his back garden has been ordered to pay back £63,000 or face 12 months in prison..

IT companys Covid 19 passport app to be ready in May

The IT company helping the UK Government with a possible Covid-19 passport app has said its technology is “an efficient, secure and scalable solution” that will support the safe reopening of society..

John Kennedy says Celtic cannot take success for granted after Falkirk win

Interim boss John Kennedy stressed that success at Celtic should never be taken for granted after the bid to retain the Scottish Cup began with a win against Falkirk..

Matt Hancock summoned to High Court to justify reopening priorities

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been summoned to the High Court to justify why he is allowing non-essential shops to open before pubs and restaurants..

Christians of the world mark Easter amid restrictions imposed during pandemic

How was Christianitys most joyous feast day celebrated worldwide?.

Johnson to set out plan for Covid status certification scheme

Boris Johnson is to set out plans to develop a “Covid status certification” scheme to enable the safe return of mass gatherings and indoor events as lockdown restrictions ease in England..

Airlines call on Boris Johnson for green light for take off within weeks

Bosses from leading UK airlines are asking the Prime Minister to give them the green light for international travel within weeks.

Archbishop calls for a better future for all in Easter message

The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged people to choose a “better future for all”, rather than live in a society that only benefits the rich and powerful..

Investing in teachers crucial to recovery plans Williamson

Investing in the next generation of teachers is “crucial” to the Government’s long-term recovery plans.

Pensioner killed in sustained garden attack after dogs escaped through fence

The 85-year-old victim suffered multiple injuries in the “horrific” incident on Friday afternoon on Boundary Avenue in Rowley Regis, West Midlands Police said..

No evidence uptake of AstraZeneca jab is slowing expert says

There is no evidence uptake of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is slowing in the UK despite some European countries pausing its rollout, a public health expert has said..


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